PCC will be postponing the 2020 commencement ceremony until spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as announced through an email on March 30. The decision was made by PCC’s executive team with the support of the Academic Senate President, Matthew Henes. It follows another recent decision to continue remote instruction for the rest of the spring semester, according to PCC Superintendent/President Erika Endrijonas. The school is still in discussion as to whether the 2020 commencement ceremony will be held together or separate from the …
The long awaited journey has finally come to an end. It’s the moment that most students have been waiting for. Graduation. Decorated with big number balloons that read 2019, and a banner outside the bookstore that said “Congratulations,” tables inside that had class rings on it and various of graduation gifts, students lined up inside the Pasadena City College bookstore to pick up their cap and gowns.
The Creveling Lounge was unrecognizable on May 31, as the 61 PCC graduates walked through the center of the room to the sound of beating drums played by other students among them. Two women performed a Koko West African dance in colorful costumes, dancing around friends and families and all of the students who successfully completed their academic achievements this Spring.
Although created to help low income students, the influx of new admittances into EOP&S (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) has caused the program to become a burden on students and in some cases even hinder their success.
When rap “artist” Kanye West returned to Twitter a few weeks ago, I knew we’d be subjected to more of the “genius” that Kanye thinks he is. I admit, I didn’t think he’d be going this hard in the paint for Donald Trump, but I’m not exactly surprised.
For a lot of students at community college, their goal is to graduate, obtain an AA or move on to a four year university. They spend their entire time gaining enough credits, maintaining a high GPA, and trying to do it all as soon as possible.
The college has announced that the commencement speaker for PCC’s Spring 2016 graduation ceremony will be award-winning journalist Paula Williams Madison.
Pasadena City College’s Noncredit Division Adult High School Luncheon last week saw 243 students–the largest class in the program’s history–receive their high school equivalency certificates.
After he was chastised for his handling of the commencement controversy last year, Board Member Anthony Fellow now insists that students have had too much input in the selection of the school’s graduation speaker.